Rather than racing for fast profits, Aboyeji describes himself as an ‘entrepreneur in the public interest’. Co-founder of New York-based $1.5b job placement company Andela, and former managing director of unicorn payments company Flutterwave, Aboyeji was named one of the top 100 most influential Africans by the New African magazine in 2019.
Dangote, Otedola, Aboyeji?
Compared to Nigeria’s traditional business tycoons, Aboyeji is a relatively young 31 years old.
Asked whether he sees himself in the same category as business magnates such as Aliko Dangote and Femi Otedola, Aboyeji says he believes that “the older guys will do better – they have the benefit of experience and time. Wealth that is honest and sustainable is not made in one day.”
“Also, I think there have been windfall moments in our society,” he adds. “Dangote and Otedola made money at a time when the government was very
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